Blog | Global Supply Chain Group

Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
What is Supply Chain?
The expression “supply chain” was created during the 1980’s to explain the need to integrate important business processes. Indeed, supply[...]
Do Not Topple The Global Economy Mr Trump
I have nothing against you President Trump. I have nothing for you either. But, when I heard of the directive[...]
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica thanks Global Supply Chain Group's Vivek Sood for representing Asia Pacific perspective at the[...]
If Your Company’s Form Following Its Function?
(Scroll to the bottom to see the entire cartoon in the picture above) I was shocked when I heard of[...]
Sponsor the Inaugural “Green Supply Chain Award”
Global Supply Chain Group to sponsor the inaugural ‘Green Supply Chain Award' at the upcoming Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

Dropping an Anchor – Strategic Thinking on Centralisation vs Decentralisation
The chief mate was on the forecastle with the bosun and 3 sailors preparing to anchor the ship. Master was[...]
The Single Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations
  If I have seen it once, I have seen it a hundred times.  A new person is brought in[...]
Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation (FAR) – For Efficient Product Development
This article is an extract from The Five Star Business Network, written by Vivek Sood   "It's really hard to[...]
Survey Finds More Than Half CEOs Do Not Believe in Social Media
At Global Supply Chain Group, we are highly interested in global business networks and that is the reason why, today,[...]
The Most Powerful Lessons of the History
Business leaders should look to history not the governments for a way out of the current economic morass says the[...]
Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself
Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

Compete or Cooperate in Supply Chains- Do you use your emotional side?
By Stuart Emmett Much has been said about how suppliers should be managed by procurement. Indeed one view (Supply Management[...]
Regularly Recover Duplicate Payments
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip It may seem surprising to those not intimately familiar with vendor payments, but[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
Five Key Cornerstones of The 5-STAR Business Network
There are five key Cornerstones of success in building and harnessing effective global business networks So what are these 5[...]
Why Collaboration is the NEW Advantage?
For decades, if not centuries, the economists have been extolling the virtues of competition. No doubt, competition unleashes forces lying dormant[...]
Learning – A Company Case Study
By - Stuart Emmett Executive Summary A questionnaire was used to explore feelings and experiences of students undertaking a company[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck
There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well[...]
What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?
If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not[...]
The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
How To Find a Job
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Why Collaboration is the NEW Advantage?
For decades, if not centuries, the economists have been extolling the virtues of competition. No doubt, competition unleashes forces lying dormant[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
Re-thinking Supply Chains
A look at rethinking supply chains By Stuart Emmett Introduction  - Why are so many companies constantly rethinking supply chains? Why[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
Consequences of Confusing Between Supply Chain and Logistics Can be Painful
Recently, obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei hit global headlines when she disclosed the story of a young couple who came to her[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2
In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
How to Identify Cost Reduction Opportunities
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Certain problems when you first look at them seem intractable. But once you[...]
Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management
Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important? Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me[...]
What is Common Between Enron and Bitcoin?
I was at a Melbourne Cup luncheon yesterday, and someone asked me why I do not write about Bitcoin. On[...]
Why Every Start-up Always Has a Supply Chain Problem?
There is a common assumption that every company's supply chain should be similar, if not the same. Even learned professors[...]
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